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Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)

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The flower has a chequered pattern in shades of purple, or is sometimes pure white. It flowers from March to May and grows between 15 and 40 cm in height. The plant has a round bulb, about 2 cm in diameter, which contains poisonous alkaloids. It is commonly found growing in grasslands in damp soils and river meadows and can be found at altitudes up to 800 metres.
Photograph taken 10th April 2008.

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15th Nov 2008 by Karen Davies

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Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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Fritillaria meleagris plant flower nature botany wild

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